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Title: Un trattato bizantino di omoplatoscopia (Atheniensis, Bibliotheca Nationalis 1493, ff. 155v-159r)
Author(s): COSTANZA, Salvatore
Journal: Byzantion
Volume: 82    Date: 2012   
Pages: 57-78
DOI: 10.2143/BYZ.82.0.2174084

Abstract :
In the Late Byzantine period particular attention was paid to various kinds of foreseeing the future. That is why so many treatises on divination have been copied and transmitted to us – among other things the handbooks on divining from a lamb’s shoulder blade. This method originally goes back to a foreign tradition. We present the edition of an anonymous treatise in Ms. Atheniensis, Bibliotheca Nationalis 1493, which is ascribed to Turkish wisdom. We subsequently make a comparison with Psellus’ contribution on omoplatomancy.

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